This recent photo, Tweeted by the Truckee Tavern, brings back fond memories of Truckee, California, a former Sierra Nevada logging town on Interstate 80 about 30 miles (50 km) southwest of Reno and 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Sacramento.
I lived there throughout most of the 1980s when I worked at the Desert Research Institute in Reno. We’d get about 200 inches (~500 cm) in an average year. There were many days when Truckee had the lowest temperatures in the Lower 48. I recall one overnight low of -29 F (-34 C).
Speaking of snow and cold weather I head to Stockholm in a few days for the semi-annual meeting of the Global Water Partnership’sSteering Committee, on which I serve. We have been warned to bundle up. And bring a flashlight or headlamp.
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